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The Sights and Voices of Dispossession: The Fight for the Land and the Emerging Culture of the MST (The Movement of the Landless Rural Workers of Brazil)

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Author:

Ademar Bogo

Title:

It's harvest time

In history there are moments
When all victories
Seem to flee
But the one who never despairs
Wins, seeking in self-esteem
The unyielding strength to be.

By watering the desert of conscience
A new being has been born,
It's time to move on my friend
For you are the guerrillero
History gave to us.

We watered the desert of conscience
A new being has been born,
It's time to move on my friend
For you are the guerrillera
History gave to us.

Date:

November 2002

Resource ID:

ITSHARVE955

Anthology of poems
A first-hand selection, unpublished in Brazil and elsewhere. A militant poetics; the social and political importance of the poet-singer (cantador), the construction of a canon of exclusion; the landless woman; the theme of death as life's horizon; the pedagogic project.
Else R P Vieira

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